Professional Futures Conference:  Challenges and opportunities for 21st Century professions


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Malcolm Alexander
Associate Prof Malcolm Alexander is one of Australia’s leading sociologists working in the area of social network analysis and mathematical sociology. He made intensive studies of Australian business elite networks of the 1990s directed to public issues of corporate governance and investor capitalism. In recent years he has developed network analysis in new directions through his focus on 2-mode network mapping and investigations of elite networks in the civic cultures of Australian cities. He has published numerous articles in sociological journals, is the editor of two books and was also an editorial member of the Journal of Sociology and executive member and Treasurer of The Australian Sociological Association.
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Kim Ball
After completing Bachelor of Business (Mgt & HRM) (2009), Bachelor of Human Resource Management (Hons 1A) with Griffith University Medal for Academic Excellence (2011), I attained my PhD from Griffith University in October 2017 – thesis title ‘Who you know? Women engineers and informal networking in a project-based organisation in Australia’. Currently writing papers from this research.

Presentations at conferences nationally and internationally – 15th International Conference for Women in Engineering and Science (2011), AIRRANZ (2015, 2018), TASA (2014, 2016), Gender, Work and Organization (2016, 2018), and will present at Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations (Patras, Greece 2019).

I have engaged with STEM-related industry, consulted along with Associate Professor Malcolm Alexander in August 2017 (UQ Indigenous Suicide Prevention study), invited to talk at Women in Forests and Timber Network and EngConnect events (2018, 2019), and analysed qualitative data for studies: Women in Politics (Drs Linda Colley & Liz van Acker) and Employability of Graduates (Dr Sue Ressia).

Industry engagement includes contributing to round tables and events on gender diversity and leadership for Engineers Australia (2018) and Diversity City Careers (2017) and writing a submission to The Australian Academy of Science, Women in STEM Decadal Plan and attending community consultations (October 2018).
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Anita Bamford-Wade
Dr Anita Bamford-Wade commenced as Professor of Nursing and Midwifery at Gold Coast University Hospital Queensland / Griffith University in February 2014. Anita came from Auckland University of Technology (AUT) 2005-2014. At AUT University, Anita was Joint Head of Nursing in the School of Health Care Practice 2006 -2012. Anita taught in the Master of Health Science and Doctor of Health Science programs: Leadership and Management, Clinical Governance and Health Policy Applied.

Prior to AUT, Anita was Executive Director of Nursing at Capital and Coast District Health Board Wellington 1997-2005 and Executive Director of Nursing at Mercy Hospital and Health Services Auckland 1988-1995. Anita has extensive experience in both nursing leadership and governance roles in healthcare and education. Her governance roles include Lakes District Health Board (Rotorua) 1996-2000, Nursing Advocacy Board, 1998-2007 (Baltimore), Carmel College Auckland Board of Trustees 2005-2010 and Proprietors Board 2005-2013.

Since commencing at GCHHS, Anita is a member of Queensland Nursing & Midwifery Executive Council, Queensland Health Journey towards Nursing & Midwifery Excellence Advisory Council, Queensland Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery Committee, Office of the Chief Nurse (OCNMO) Business Planning Framework 5th Edition Committee, Office of the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer Advanced Nursing Committee, Strategic Leaders Committee, a full member of Menzies Health Institute Griffith University and the Royal College of Nursing Australia.

Anita’s research interests are in leadership and management and organizational change.
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Paul Burton
Paul Burton is Professor of Urban Management and Planning and Director of the Cities Research Institute at Griffith University. Having trained and worked as an urban planner in London, Paul joined the School for Advanced Urban Studies at the University of Bristol to carry out research for his PhD on the redevelopment of London’s docklands and eventually became Head of the University’s School for Policy Studies. Since moving to Australia in 2007, Paul has been interviewing practising planners about their motivations for joining the profession, their views on the quality of their initial education and training and their professional development needs in the face of the increasingly complex challenges facing Australian cities and those responsible for regulating and planning urban development. Paul is a member of the National Education Committee of the Planning Institute of Australia and helped redesign PIA’s policy for the accreditation of planning degrees.
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Robyn Cameron
Robyn is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Engagement in the Department of Accounting Finance and Economics with the Griffith Business School. Robyn’s academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Business with First Class Honours from Griffith University, and a PhD in Accounting. Her research interests span Financial Accounting, Financial Planning and Accounting Education and has supervised 2 PhD completions. She has published in various national and international journals including Australian Accounting Review, Accounting Education: An international journal, Journal of Business Ethics Education, Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change and Jassa the Finsia Journal of Applied Finance.

Robyn has taught in both undergraduate and postgraduate courses and has a number of years’ experience in teaching and learning leadership roles, with five years as the Program Director of the Bachelor of Commerce program. Her teaching areas include: Accounting Principles, Accounting Theory and Practice, Financial Accounting Theory and Auditing. Robyn’s teaching effectiveness is demonstrated through a Griffith University Learning and Teaching Citation for ‘Approaches to teaching that influence, motivate and inspire students to learn’ and ‘Approaches to assessment and feedback that foster independent learning’

Prior to joining Academia Robyn held accounting positions in the Finance Industry for eighteen years. She is also a CPA and a fellow of the IPA.
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Jennifer Cartmel
Dr Jennifer Cartmel (Griffith University) , Dr Bruce Hurst ( University of Melbourne) and Kylie Brannelly (CEO, Queensland Children’s Activities Network QCAN) have a deep interest in the development of the OSHC workforce. Dr Cartmel and Dr Hurst are two of only three academics who have written Australian doctoral dissertations about the outside school Hours care sector. They are members of the World Education Research Association International Research Network for Extended Education. They present in Australia and internationally on all issues linked to the OSHC sector. Further Dr Cartmel was commissioned by the Australian Government to write the national Learning Framework for School Age Care, My Time, Our Place to guide the OSHC service delivery. Kylie Brannelly is CEO, QCAN and Chair, National Out of School Services Association. She participated in the steering committee overseeing the development of the Learning Framework for School Age Care. Further, Kylie advises government on pertinent policy and program issues for the sector representing OSHC on the Federal and State Government Advisory Committees.
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Helen Christensen
Helen Christensen is an Associate and a final year PhD Candidate at the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance at the University of Technology Sydney(UTS:IPPG).

She is an engagement, facilitation and training specialist with over 10 years experience across local government and the private sector.

Her PhD is titled: The Emerging Community Engagement Profession of Australian Local Governments: Drivers, trends and trajectories. Her research seeks to critically examine the practice and professionalisation of community engagement in Australian local government. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Humanities), Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and a Master of Development Practice (Social Planning).
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Christine Cupitt
As Executive Director – Policy, Chris works with our member banks to set policy strategy and develop advocacy policy positions on financial services, consumer protection regulation and corporate governance.

With a professional focus on protecting the interests of consumers, Chris is responsible for developing culture and conduct initiatives, contributing to innovation and reform in banking as well as promoting robust governance and professional standards.

Prior to joining the ABA, Chris’ extensive experience in risk, compliance and governance in financial services and consulting, included senior roles at KPMG, AMP Financial Services and Hillross Financial Services.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Wollongong and professional qualifications through the Governance Institute and the GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) Institute.
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Sidney Dekker
Sidney Dekker (PhD Ohio State University, USA, 1996) is professor at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, where he runs the Safety Science Innovation Lab. He is Chief Scientist at Art of Work, and has honorary professorial appointments at The University of Queensland and Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane. Previously, he was Professor of human factors and system safety at Lund University in Sweden. After becoming full professor, he qualified on the Boeing 737, and worked part-time as an airline pilot out of Copenhagen. He has won worldwide acclaim for his ground-breaking work in human factors and safety. His debut documentary Safety Differently was released in October 2017, and he is best-selling author of, most recently: The Safety Anarchist (2017); The End of Heaven (2017); Just Culture (2016); Safety Differently (2015); The Field Guide to Understanding ‘Human Error’ (2014); Second Victim (2013); Drift into Failure (2012); and Patient Safety (2011). More at
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Cheryl Desha
Associate Professor Cheryl Desha holds a PhD in Rapid Capacity Building (2010), as well as a Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) with First Class Honours and two university medals (1999) from
Griffith University. She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice from the Queensland University of Technology (2014).
Cheryl is Director, Engagement (Industry) in Griffith University’s School of Engineering and Built Environment, and responsible for designing and delivering an unprecedented '21st Century' civil
engineering curriculum within a specially equipped new building. She is also part of the Executive Group initiating the university's Cities Research Institute, focused on addressing the complex problems in building and sustaining cities.

For the past 15 years, Cheryl has been working with colleagues in Australia and overseas to build capacity for whole system thinking, biomimicry, resource productivity, decoupling and sustainable
business practice, to foster urban nature for resilient and liveable cities. Her career goal is to facilitate sustainable development by empowering society with emerging language, knowledge and skills related to achieving sustainable solutions.

With the team from The Natural Edge Project research group she has co-authored more than 100 publications including 7 books, 2 of which have been listed in the top 40 publications by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. Since joining QUT in 2011, she has co-led three core ‘Greening the Built Environment’ projects within the Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre. In 2013 Cheryl led a 6-university consortium in developing innovative energy
efficiency capacity building resources for engineering. In 2012 her team received a Vice Chancellor’s Performance Award.
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Jennifer Dickfos
Dr Jennifer Dickfos obtained her undergraduate accountancy and law degrees at the Qld Institute of Technology and Qld University of Technology respectively. Although she has been employed by the Australian Taxation Office and a number of large and small accountancy practices in their audit, tax and small business divisions, the majority of her employment has been as an academic in the Business faculty of Qld University of Technology and in the Law and Business faculties of Griffith University. She currently lectures in Business law and Company law at Griffith University’s Gold Coast campus. Jenny has a Master of Laws from Qld University of Technology and gained her PhD from the University of Queensland. Her dissertation was entitled: Specific Conflicts of Interest and Debtor Opportunism within Corporate Groups: A case for additional creditor protection. Her principal legal research interests are in the insolvency / corporate law areas including insolvency practitioner regulation, corporate groups, and creditor protection measures, whereas, her teaching interests concentrate on the use of blended learning technologies in tertiary teaching and most recently the role of Pracademics as an alternate, less expensive and more efficient means of students gaining employability skills.
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Kim Economides
Kim Economides is Professor of Law and was Dean at the former Flinders Law School (2012-17). Previously, he was Professor of Legal Ethics (2000-09) and Head of Law (1999-2004) at Exeter University; Director of the Exeter University Centre for Legal Interdisciplinary Development (EUCLID) (1989-93); and Acting Director of Exeter’s Centre for Legal Practice. Moving to New Zealand in 2009, Kim was appointed as Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Legal Issues Centre at the University of Otago in Dunedin (2009-12). Kim studied law in London and was one of the first researchers at the
European University Institute in Italy where he worked on the Florence Access to Justice Project (1976-79).

Kim co-directed the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-funded Access to Justice in Rural Britain Project (1983-87). He was Founding Secretary (1990-92) and Vice Chair (1992-93) of the Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA), and from 1993-95 was seconded as Education Secretary to the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Legal Education & Conduct (ACLEC). He was Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Hamlyn Trust (2004-09) and Series Editor, The Hamlyn Lectures (2005-10). He was Founding General Editor of Legal Ethics (1998-2008) and in 2004 helped establish the International Legal Ethics Conference (ILEC) series that meets biennially. He also served as President of the International Association of Legal Ethics (IAOLE) (2014-16).
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David Ellwood
David Ellwood is Dean of Medicine, and Head of the School of Medicine at Griffith University. He is also Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Director of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Unit at Gold Coast University Hospital. He is currently Deputy President of the Australian Medical Council which is the peak standards body for medical education. He has been involved for many years in accreditation processes for both basic (primary) medical education programs in medical schools, as well as specialist training programs.
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Carolyn Evans
Professor Carolyn Evans is Vice-Chancellor and President of Griffith University. Carolyn graduated with degrees in Arts and Law from the University of Melbourne and a doctorate from Oxford where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. Carolyn taught law at Oxford and Melbourne Universities. Prior to commencing at Griffith, Carolyn held the positions of Dean of Law, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Graduate and International) and Deputy Provost at the University of Melbourne. Carolyn works in the areas of law and religion and human rights and has published and spoken on these issues around the world.'
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John Flood
John Flood is a sociologist and lawyer who is fascinated by globalization, legal profession, law firms and lawyers, and now the impact of technology including blockchain. He is Honorary Professor of Law at UCL, Research Fellow in the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies, and Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Westminster. He acts as advisor to a number of technology startups including legal technology and blockchain, Legaler.
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Matt Foley
Matt Foley was admitted to the Bar in 1983, and has a broad civil law practice, specialising in family law. He appeared for the successful appellant in the High Court case of Thorne v Kennedy (2017) HCA 49 which is now the leading Australian case on setting aside contracts on the grounds of unconscionable conduct and undue influence.

Matt served as Attorney-General of Queensland and Arts Minister in 1995-96, and 1998-2001 in the Goss and Beattie governments respectively. He also served as Minister for Employment and Training (1992 - 1995 and 2001 - 2004). Matt was elected in 1989 as the Member for Yeronga in the Queensland Parliament where he served until 2004. He introduced Queensland’s first legislation on de facto property rights for opposite and same sex couples, and the Guardianship and Administration Act 2000, which enhanced access to justice for persons with a decision-making incapacity. Matt was the Arts Minister responsible for commissioning the construction of the QPAC Playhouse (1995) and the Gallery of Modern Art (2002) .

Before becoming a barrister, Matt was a social worker in family and child welfare and with the Aboriginal and Islander Legal Service (1974- 1978). He was co-author of the book “Beyond the Act” (1978) detailing research on the views of Queensland Aboriginal and Islander people on laws affecting them. He was also a lecturer and Sub-Dean of the Social Work Faculty at Queensland University between 1978 and 1983.
Matt’s poetry has been published in an anthology of Queensland poets “Place and Perspective: contemporary Queensland poetry” (1984 Jacaranda Press) and in annual editions of “The Border Issue" in the early 1980’s.

He has served as President of the Queensland Council for Civil Liberties (1985-87) and Chair of the Queensland Writers Centre (2004-08).

Matt is also admitted as a barrister in New Zealand. He has appeared in the High Court of New Zealand and the Court of Appeal.

Since 2016 Matt has been an Adjunct Professor of Social Work at the University of Queensland, where he delivers lectures to undergraduate and post-graduate students on laws governing child protection, family law, mental health and migration.

He is a member of the Family Law Practitioners Association of Queensland (FLPA).
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Hannah Forsyth
Hannah Forsyth is Senior Lecturer and DECRA Fellow at the Australian Catholic University in Sydney, where she teaches modern history. She is author of A History of the Modern Australian University (NewSouth 2014), based on her PhD completed at the University of Sydney in 2012. Hannah's 2017-2019 DECRA project 'Are We All Middle Class Now? A History of Professions in Australia 1881-2001' seeks to re-think class in the twentieth century by analysing the economic underpinnings to the growth of white-collar professions over the long run.
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Melissa Georgiou
As a Fellow of CPA Australia and MBA graduate, I have over 23 years commercial accounting and finance experience across many industries, most recently in Senior Executive and Management roles in private health and media. After taking a leap of faith in 2016 to pursue a role working with future leaders, I am currently working as an MBA and Undergraduate Lecturer and Tutor (sessional) with Griffith University on the Gold Coast.

Keen to give back to the profession, I am a voluntary member of CPA Australia Queensland Divisional Council and currently serving as the 2018 Queensland Divisional President, leading Council and engaging with members across the State to foster relationships that support and represent member interests. I also serve as a voluntary member of the CPA Australia Gold Coast branch, working with other members to source and deliver professional development and networking opportunities for members.

Passionate about the accountant’s role as a strategic business partner, I am currently undertaking Honours studies with Griffith University to assess if long held stereotypical perceptions of the profession are changing in a disrupted, changing landscape, with an ultimate goal to aide educators and professional bodies in ensuring continued relevance of the profession.
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Conrad Gilbert
Conrad has over 29 years’ experience in the Financial Services Industry. Conrad has held advice roles in Insurance and Financial Planning and is a Certified Financial Planner. He has also held State Management roles in Funds Management and Financial Planning Software distribution. Additionally he has held senior executive management roles at National and State level with top 50 financial planning networks.

Conrad is also currently a Sessional Academic at Griffith University lecturing and tutoring Introduction to Financial Planning, Cases in Financial Planning and Professionalism in Financial Services.

Conrad holds a Diploma of Financial Planning (Deakin University) Bachelor of Commerce (Griffith University), Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (University of Qld), Graduate Diploma in Research Studies - Business (Griffith University) and a Master of Business Administration-Ex (University of Qld) and is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP).

He is currently a part-time MPhil student at Griffith University with the ambition to complete a PhD. His research is on financial advice and is currently focused on decision making, behavioural economics, conflicts of interest, disclosure, and trust.
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Neeraj Gill
Neeraj Gill is Associate Professor and Clinical Lead, Mental Health at the School of Medicine, Griffith University, Gold Coast. He also works as GP liaison psychiatrist and in part-time in private practice at Gold Coast.

Neeraj completed his MBBS and MD Psychiatry in India. He got his Fellowship of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP) in 2006. He is pursuing his Professional Doctorate of Public Health (DrPH) at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW, Sydney, on research topic- 'human rights of people with mental disabilities'. This is a qualitative study of awareness, experience and attitudes about human rights and mental health in regional Queensland, based on the international human rights framework of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD 2006).

His other research interests include mental health legislation, rural and Indigenous mental health, suicide prevention and physical/psychiatric co-morbidities.
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Stephen Glenfield
Stephen Glenfield is the Chief Executive Officer of FASEA. Stephen has worked in financial services regulation for over three decades, most recently as a general manager within the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). As well as his managerial responsibilities, Stephen was Chair of the APRA’s Superannuation Industry Group. He has also worked with the International Organisation of Pension Supervisors, the Victorian Financial Institutions Commission and KPMG.

Stephen holds a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University and is a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
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Stan Grant
Stan Grant is Professor of Global Affairs at Griffith University. He is also International Affairs Analyst with ABC. In a thirty year career in journalism he has worked for channel 7, SBS, and ABC as well as writing for our major publications and for. Ore than a decade for was senior international correspondent for CNN based in Asia and the Middle East. He has covered the big stories of our age from the end of apartheid in South Africa to the Northern Ireland peace deal, war in Iraq and Afghanistan, global terrorism and the rise of China. He is a winner of the prestigious US Peabody award, the Columbia University DuPont award, a four time winner of the Asia TV award, a duel winner of the Walkley award Australia’s highest journalistic honour, has a Logie award and an Australian Academy of Cinema and Television award. He has published the widely acclaimed, best selling and awarded books ‘The Tears of Strangers, Talking to my Country, the Australian Dream: Blood, History and Becoming. This year he will publish ‘Australia Day’ with Harper Collins and ‘On Identity’ with Melbourne University Press. He is researching his next book ‘Sleepwalking to War’ to be published in 2020.
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Susan Harris-Rimmer
Susan Harris Rimmer is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Associate Professor at Griffith University Law School, Brisbane Australia. She is author of Gender and Transitional Justice (Routledge 2010) and over 40 refereed works on women's rights and international law.

Susan was Australia’s representative to the UN Commission on the Status of Women in 2014, and the W20 (gender equity advice to the G20) in Turkey 2014, China 2016, and Germany 2017. She is a National Board member of the International Women’s Development Agency.

Sue was named in the Apolitical list of Top 100 Global Experts in Gender Policy in May 2018.
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Nikhil Hawal
Nikhil Hawal is an epidemiologist and assistant professor in Community Medicine in the College of Medical Science at the Ras al Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University in the UAE. He originally trained in medicine in Pakistan and has a doctorate in medicine.
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Steve Healey
Steve Healey, CTA, is a partner with RSM and leads the firm's Queensland tax business. He has in excess of 25 years’ experience providing taxation services to some of Queensland’s largest listed and government-owned entities in addition to advising on a number of significant transactions and many privately owned enterprises. He is the author of a whitepaper, The Future of the Professions and has delivered a number of presentations on this topic over the last 2 years. Steve is a Life Member of The Tax Institute and has been involved with Institute over many years. He was National President of the Institute in 2015. Steve was appointed to the Advisory Panel to the Board of Taxation in 2013 and remains a member.
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Annemarie Hennessy
Professor Annemarie Hennessy is the Dean of Medicine at the School of Medicine and currently holds the position of Foundation Professor of Medicine as well. She is an active obstetric and renal physician based at the Campbelltown Hospital.

Annemarie has a research interest in high blood pressure in pregnancy and has active research collaborations with Universities and hospitals in Sydney, Sweden and the USA.
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John Ioannou
John Ioannou, CTA, was admitted as a solicitor in 2002 and is a partner in Deloitte Private. He has experience in the areas of taxation, structuring, trusts and estates, succession and asset protection planning. John has a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws and a Masters of Law. He is currently Queensland’s representative on the Tax Institute’s National Professional Development Committee, a member of Queensland’s State Council and elected 2019 State Council Chair.
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Jenny Jones
Dr Jenny Jones is the Coordinator of the Metro South Clinical Ethics Service and an Adjunct Lecturer, School of Medicine, Griffith University. Jenny is a member of the Metro South Clinical Ethics Committee; the Metro South Human Research Ethics Committee, and the Queensland Forensic and Scientific Services Human Research Committee. By applying deep understandings of issues related to vulnerability and power in both the care and clinical environments, she seeks to enhance both patient and staff safety and wellbeing by raising awareness of the often complex ‘non-clinical’ challenges contemporary healthcare professionals encounter in their everyday interactions with others. Her research interest include the development of Clinical Ethics Services in Australia; nurses' perceptions of providing compassionate care; and ethics as a way of being rather than a code for doing.
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Sarah Joseph
Sarah Joseph is a Professor of Human Rights Law, and has been the Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law at Monash University since 2005. Her research interests range across a wide spectrum of human rights issues, including business and human rights, pop culture and human rights, international humanitarian law, and modern technologies and human rights. She also writes in the area of constitutional law.
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Ann Kayis-Kumar
Dr Ann Kayis-Kumar teaches and researches in the fields of international and Australian tax law and corporate strategy. Ann's research focusses on the behavioural responses incentivised by mismatches in the tax treatment of deductions.

In addition to her BCom(Distinction)/LLB(Honours) qualifications, her award-winning PhD on the taxation of cross-border intercompany financing activities is being published by Oxford University Press in its ATTA Doctoral Series. Her research applies a combination of pure economic theory, optimisation modelling and applied legal research.

Ann is a founding team member of online gamification ‘PlayTax: Adventures in International Tax Planning’, which simulates the decision-making parameters of a tax planning multinational. Ann’s work with PlayTax has been widely recognised; awarded the 2016 UNSW Learning and Teaching Forum Poster Prize, the 2017 ATTA Conference Best Presentation Award, and the 2018 John Prescott Award for Outstanding Teaching Innovation.
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Madonna King
Madonna King is an award winning author and journalist, having worked at senior levels across the ABC, News Ltd, and Fairfax, where she now has a weekly column. Madonna presented the Mornings current affairs program in Brisbane for six years, winning several national awards for her work. She has written eight books, all defined by her skilful reporting and her ability to get people to talk in depth. Her 2017 bestseller, Being 14, was shortlisted for the ABIA Award for General Non-Fiction Book of the Year. She has also authored the biographies of Professor Ian Frazer and former treasurer Joe Hockey. In 2018, Madonna chaired the State taskforce into cyberbullying. A graduate of the AICD, she is also serves on two not-for-profit boards.
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Dimity Kingsford Smith
Dimity Kingsford Smith is the Minter Ellison Professor of Risk and Regulation at UNSW Law. She teaches and researches on theories of regulation, financial regulation, corporate governance and corporate law. She supervises PhD candidates on a wide range of corporate and financial regulatory topics. In July 2016 Professor Kingsford Smith took up the position of Director of the Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation at UNSW Law.

Professor Kingsford Smith has also served on a variety of policy-making, professional and regulatory bodies. She is currently a member of the expert group assisting APRA with a review of its enforcement policy. She was a member of the Treasury Taskforce which reviewed the enforcement powers of ASIC (2017) and is a member of ASIC’s External Advisory Panel. From early 2015 until late 2017 she was the independent Customer Advocate to the wealth business of the National Australia Bank. She was also a member of the Code Committee of the New Zealand Financial Markets Authority.
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Greg Lewis
Greg is a chartered accountant, chartered tax adviser and registered tax agent. He began his career as a graduate at KPMG, then moved to Ernst & Young, where he was promoted to the position of principal in the tax division. After returning to KPMG as a partner, Greg went on to become a consultant in taxation at the law firm Minter Ellison. He has been a company director and chairman of various organisations, both public and private. Until recently, he was Managing Director of specialist industrial fittings manufacturer Bayside Benders Pty Ltd, supplying the civil, electrical and telecommunications industries. He is a consultant to private companies on a wide range of technical and strategic matters. Greg holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Masters in Taxation. Greg was appointed to the Board in December 2015, and was Acting Chair of the Board in July 2017 and 2018.
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Donna McAuliffe
Professor Donna McAuliffe is Head of the School of Human Services and Social Work at Griffith University. She has a social work practice background in mental health, legal social work, community development and program management, and moved into academia in 2000 to develop curriculum and research on professional ethics. Donna has been actively involved with the Australian Association of Social Workers for over 30 years and led the last revision of the AASW Code of Ethics (2010). She is a Foundation Fellow of the Australian College of Social Work. She is co-author of the 5th edition text 'Road to Social Work and Human Service Practice' (2018) and sole author of the book ‘Interprofessional Ethics: Collaboration in the Social, Health and Human Services’ (2014). Donna has a long history of lobbying for social work to be registered in Australia.
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Adrian McCullagh
Adrian has degrees in Computer Science and Law(Hons) as well as a Ph.D. in IT Security. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Information Security Research Centre at QUT in 2000. His Ph.D. research involved a techno/legal analysis of Digital Signature technology and Hash Algorithms which are part of the underlying technology utilised in blockchains.

He has been practicing IT security law for more than 30 years. He is a member of the Queensland Law Society and a member of the American Bar Association. In 1999 he was the QUT Faculty of Information Technology Alumnus of the year.

Adrian is currently providing legal/techno advice to a number of high profile organisations internationally who want to investigate whether Blockchain technology is suited to their business operations. Some of this work involves guiding these organisations across the TGE legal frameworks of multiple jurisdictions.

Even though in private practice he continues to undertake research matters with academics at number of Australian Universities. He is currently co-supervising a Ph.D. within the University of Queensland Faculty of Commerce and Law. He is a member of the Intellectual Property and Information Technology Committee for the Queensland Law Society.

Adrian’s current research interests include Blockchain and its uses in supply chain management, Decentralised Autonomous Organisations, Identity Management and the development of Smart contracts in a commercial environment. He is also investigating the intersection of Machine Learning with Blockchain technology within the health sector.

He is also a Member of Standards Australia Technical Committee investigating Blockchain standards (IT-041) and a member of the Gold Coast University Hospital advisory group on AI within the health environment. Finally, he is also a Research Fellow at the Law Futures Centre at Griffith University.
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Karen McWilliams
Karen McWilliams is the Business Reform Leader in the Advocacy and Professional Standing team at Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. She is responsible for shaping and influencing business reform issues of relevance to Chartered Accountants, including insolvency, corporate governance, anti-money laundering, corporations law and sustainability matters. She identifies new and emerging areas of relevance to members in the business policy and regulatory spaces and helps drive change by influencing stakeholders and members on the need for reform or the impact of new laws and regulations. With over 17 years’ experience in a variety of business and advisory roles, she started her career in the specialist field of audit and has held positions with Worley Parsons, Ernst and Young, and Deloitte in London. She is a Fellow Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and holds a Master of Arts in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Oxford.
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Geraldine Magarey
Geraldine is Leader, Research and Thought leadership at Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. She leads Chartered Accountants thought leadership program as well as being responsible for policy and technical guidance around business issues, including the digital economy, technology and its impact on the accounting profession, diversity and cyber security to Chartered Accountants, government, regulators and business. Recent research papers have included the Future of Business, the Future of Talent, the Future of Work and the Regulator of 2030.

Geraldine is a chartered accountant with over 25 years of experience in the finance and auditing profession including over ten years with Big 4 accounting firms in London, Sydney and Adelaide and in-house roles with a major Australian bank and the Australian subsidiary of a global media and entertainment company. Prior to joining Chartered Accountants ANZ, she was a senior manager at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), where she was involved in the strategic direction and management of the accountants and auditors team.
Roxane Marcelle-Shaw
Roxane Marcelle-Shaw leads the Professional Standards Authority as a regulator and service provider on behalf of the Professional Standards Councils to improve professional standards and practices, and protect consumers of professional services across Australia.

Roxane is an experienced risk-based regulator with expertise in performance, human rights and protective jurisdictions, developed through a variety of executive roles in the ACT, Commonwealth and NSW public sectors. Prior to joining the PSC, Roxane was the Director of Investigation and Reporting, and Chief Audit Executive for the NSW Information and Privacy Commission. She has held a number of board and committee appointments including the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia and Disclosures Committee of the Law Society of NSW, and been on the governing bodies of community legal centres.

In leading the work of the PSA, Roxane is motivated by the need to enhance the protection of consumers and to continuously build and maintain community trust in professions through the achievement of the objects of professional standards legislation.
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Richard Matthews
Dr. Richard Matthews is a political philosopher, social justice activist and Associate Professor of Medical Ethics at Bond University. He leads the Health Advocate and Professional Theme at the School of Medicine. His research interests centre on the nature and ethics of violence, medical ethics, and health ethics with Indigenous peoples. He has published on the nature and ethics of torture, most prominently in The Absolute Violation: why torture must be prohibited. (Montreal & Kingston: MQUP; 2008), along with multiple essays on torture, social justice and music education and medical ethics. His current research explores the ethical implications of working with populations experiencing or emerging from genocide.
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Lance Meikle
Lance Meikle is the founder and Managing Director of Generational Pty Ltd, a multi family office. Lance brings to Generational extensive knowledge and experience in wealth management, marketing, sales, business development, customer relationship management and business strategy.

Lance has 33 years’ experience in sales, business development and senior management roles with multi-national companies, such as: CSR, James Hardie, and Boral. He has extensive experience in founding and selling SME businesses and developing and implementing value-creating strategies for SME businesses in Australia, United Kingdom and Malaysia.

In addition to this business knowledge Lance brings three years of experience working for the ATO, assessing Self-Managed Superannuation Funds, small businesses and individuals’ taxation and compliance.

Lance is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner; SMSF Specialist Advisor (SSA™); Certified Financial Strategist (CFS); an ASX Accredited Listed Products Adviser; Fellow of Finsia, a member of the Financial Planning Association, SMSF Association and Finsia and holds an MBA.
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Carrie Menkel-Meadow
Carrie Menkel-Meadow is the Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine and A.B. Chettle Jr. Professor of Law, Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure Emerita at Georgetown University Law Center. She is one of the founders of the modern legal dispute resolution field and has been teaching negotiation, mediation and related subjects for over 35 years. She has published over 15 books and 200 articles in the field. She was the first recipient of the American Bar Association’s Award for Scholarly Excellence in Dispute Resolution (2011), for her work in conceptualizing the role of the lawyer as “problem-solver” and has won the Center for Public Resources Award for Best Scholarly article on dispute resolution three times (1983, 1991 and 1998). In February 2018 she was awarded the American Bar Foundation’s Award for Outstanding Scholar, representing her decades of research in dispute resolution, legal ethics and the legal profession and legal feminism. She has also won numerous awards for her teaching. Professor Menkel-Meadow has taught law and dispute resolution to diplomats, lawyers, law students, mediators, government officials and ordinary citizens in 26 countries (on seven continents). She is an active mediator and arbitrator and has consulted for the World Bank, United Nations, the Federal Judicial Center and federal and state courts, and the International Red Cross. She has also worked on peace in the Middle East, transnational legal issues in Europe, transitional justice in South America, and new forms of economic cooperation and dispute resolution and legal education in Asia. She has mediated and arbitrated hundreds of disputes in out of the United States.

Professor Menkel-Meadow graduated cum laude Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, magna cum laude, B.A. (in sociology) and Phi Beta Kappa from Barnard College, Columbia University. She has been awarded many honorary doctorates, most recently from the University of Leuven (Belgium) in 2016. She has taught at the Law Schools of the University of Pennsylvania, University of California, Los Angeles, Georgetown University and the University of California, Irvine, and as a Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard, Stanford, Turin, Haifa, National University of Singapore, University of Hong Kong and others.
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Luke Menzel
Luke Menzel is Chief Executive Officer of the Energy Efficiency Council, Australia’s peak body for energy efficiency, energy management and demand response. Luke leads the Council’s work to make sensible, cost effective energy efficiency measures standard practice across the Australian economy, and is deeply engaged in energy policy both federally and in states across the country.

Before being appointed CEO, Luke led the development of a new Australian certification scheme for professionals that manage comprehensive energy upgrades of commercial buildings. The Energy Efficiency Certification Scheme launched in 2013.

Luke sits on a number of government and independent advisory committees, and is Vice President of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC).
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Malcolm Middleton OAM LFRAIA
Malcolm Middleton was appointed Queensland Government Architect in July 2011 after a wide ranging 30-year career in private practice. He holds an honours degree in architecture from Sydney University and a master’s degree in urban design from QUT.

In the role of Government Architect he is an advocate for better design outcomes across Government, Local Government and the private sector. He chairs the Queensland Urban Design and Places Panel and chaired the Premiers Roundtable on the Cultural Precinct. He also sits on a number of specific design review panels including the Brisbane Airport Design Development Integrity Panel. He is the Chair of Brisbane Open House and is a member of the Prime Minister’s Official Residences Advisory Committee.

He is former member of the Queensland Heritage Council, a past president of the Property Council in Queensland and served for 7 years on the South Bank Design Advisory Panel.

His private practice work includes work in the urban design, tourism, residential, education and commercial sectors including the Roma Street Parkland
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Eleanor Milligan
Professor Eleanor Milligan is Deputy Dean Clinical Education at Griffith University Health Group and Chair of Griffith University HREC. In addition to these substantive roles, she has substanital expereince in professional regualtion in health. In addition to her substantive roles, she contributes to numerous organisations nationally and within Queensland through the following roles:

· Director of the Australian Medical Council;
· Member of the Medical Board of Australia (Qld) and Chair of Notifications Committee;
· Member Queensland Forensic Services Ethics Committee;
· Former Member of NHMRC Australian Health Ethics Committee (AHEC) and Chair of NHMRC Clinical Ethics Capacity Building working group;
· Former Public Assessor for QCAT ;
· Former Chair of Metro South Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC).

She has a strong interdisciplinary background in Science ( BSc), Education (GradDipEd) and Applied Ethics (PhD, BA Hons(1))
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Anna Mortimore
Anna is a Lecturer specializing in taxation. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a Chartered Tax Adviser with The Tax Institute. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (UQ), a Masters of Business (QUT), a Master of Laws (LLM) (Bond) University, and a PhD (MU). Anna recently gained her PhD from her dissertation entitled: “The use of economic instruments in managing the environmental externalities of road transport." Anna’s expertise on this topic is evidenced by her publications in refereed journals and in peer reviewed books: she has been active in making submissions to the Australian Government on: the future of the Australian car industry, future tax reform, setting Australia’s post 2020 target for greenhouse gas emissions; and the Vehicle Emissions Discussion Paper; and engaging with media online, in print and on television. Her research interest extends to the transition of the digital revolution on the tax profession and its impact on tertiary education.
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Michael Murray
MM is an insolvency lawyer, author and commentator, with a practice background in government, administrative and regulatory law. He co-authors the standard text – Keay’s Insolvency [10th ed, 2018] and writes on insolvency and related issues through Murrays Legal.

He was the legal director of the insolvency practitioners’ association from 2007-2016 and was closely involved in drafting its code of professional practice and in the regulatory reforms that led to the major 2017 registration and discipline reforms. He has written and presented extensively on the regulation of insolvency practitioners. He is the Attorney’s appointee on bankruptcy registration and discipline committees.

Michael is a fellow and director of the Australian Academy of Law, a fellow of the UNCITRAL Co-ordination Committee for Australia, a visiting fellow at QUT and a member of INSOL Academics. He was a solicitor assisting on the HIH Royal Commission and a member of CAMAC from 2011-2014. He is qualified in law and criminology from the University of Sydney, and in insolvency law from USQ.
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Ali Noroozi
Mr Noroozi has been the IGT since November 2008. He holds degrees in Engineering and Law, including a Masters of Law specialising in taxation.

Mr Noroozi has 25 years of experience working in taxation, including working at leading international accounting and law firms in Australia and the United Kingdom.
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Mark Pearson
Dr Mark Pearson is Professor of Journalism and Social Media at Griffith University in Queensland and is a former journalist, academic, blogger and author. He has worked as a section editor of the national daily newspaper, The Australian, and has been published internationally in a range of publications including the Wall Street Journal, the Far Eastern Economic Review, Crikey, The Conversation and ABC’s The Drum. Professor Pearson's fields of expertise are journalism practice and the law and ethics of both journalism and social media. He has written three editions of the leading journalism law text in Australia, The Journalist's Guide to Media Law (Allen and Unwin), and co-wrote the fourth, fifth and sixth editions with barrister Mark Polden. His book, Blogging and Tweeting Without Getting Sued, was released in 2012. He was co-editor of Mindful Journalism (Routledge, 2015); Sources of News and Current Affairs(ABA, 2001) and Courts and the Media: Challenges in the Era of Digital and Social Media (Halstead Press, Sydney, 2012). Professor Pearson was Australian correspondent for Reporters Sans Frontières and is a research associate with the Pacific Media Centre at AUT, New Zealand. He has worked as press secretary to a member of federal parliament and has served as president of the Journalism Education Association of Australia. He tweets from @journlaw and blogs from
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David Provan
David Provan is a researcher at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. Over the past 18 years he has held Safety Executive roles within organisations operating in safety critical industries, including: Oil and Gas, Construction, Rail and Manufacturing. His current research interests focus on the Safety Profession, and the implementation of Safety Differently within organisations. His PhD research was titled “What is the role of a Safety Professional? The identity, practice and future of the profession”.
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Farah Purwaningrum
Farah Purwaningrum is a sociologist with an interdisciplinary background in law. Farah has keen research interests in the sociology of health, sociology of knowledge and comparative studies. She is an honorary associate at the School of Social and Political Sciences and Sydney Asia Pacific Migration Centre at the University of Sydney, Australia.
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Drew Rae
Drew Rae manages the Safety Science Innovation Lab at Griffith University, where he directs and teaches into the postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Masters) programs in Safety Leadership. Drew’s research brings a critical cross-disciplinary approach to the examination of myths, rituals and bad habits that surround safety practice. Drew’s recent publications challenge the common assumption that risk assessments and incident investigations lead to safer work. He suggests alternatives based around a better understanding of the constraints that prevent safe innovation, and the resources that support successful work. Drew presents the DisasterCast podcast and is Associate Editor for the journal Safety Science.
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Stacey Rawlings
Stacey has spent over 14 years working with professions. Her experience includes working with 10 different disciplines of lawyers, built environment professionals (including Architects, planners) to now heading up the Qld branch of Engineers Australia.
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Matthew Ricketson
Matthew Ricketson is an academic and journalist. He is professor of communication at Deakin University and before that was inaugural professor of journalism at the University of Canberra.

He ran the Journalism program at RMIT between 1995 and 2006. He has worked as a journalist at The Sunday Herald, The Australian and Time Australia magazine and his most recent job in the industry was as Media and Communications editor for The Age. He has won several awards for his journalism, including the George Munster national freelance journalism prize in 1994. He is the author of a biography of Australian author Paul Jennings, a textbook about journalism and a book about journalism theory, Telling True Stories. He edited an anthology of the best Australian profiles and a textbook, Australian Journalism Today. In 2011 he was appointed by the federal government to assist retired Federal Court judge, Ray Finkelstein QC, in the Independent Inquiry into the Media and Media Regulation. He is a chief investigator on two Australian Research Council grants examining the impact of mass redundancies on the news media and the future of journalism in Australia. He is the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance’s representative on the Press Council and recently stepped down after six years as president of the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia.
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Chris Robertson
Chris Robertson is Executive Director, Strategy and Policy for the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). He has held senior leadership roles for over 15 years in health policy and regulatory reform, as well as workforce planning and innovation.

He is an authority in the design and application of the National Law across 15 health profession boards, which was a COAG reform initiative. It established a single national regulatory scheme for what is now over 670,000 registered health practitioners in Australia.

He holds a Graduate Certificate of Health Management from the Queensland University of Technology and a Bachelor of Commerce from Griffith University. He was previously a registered nurse with qualifications in critical care from the Alfred Hospital Melbourne. Chris is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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Susan Robinson
Dr Susan R. Robinson has studied and taught philosophy in Australia, the USA and the UK. Since returning to Australia 10 years ago, Susan worked as an academic developer and a research education developer. Today, she is a Senior Lecturer at Kaplan Business School, Adelaide.
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Helena Roennfeldt
Helena Roennfeldt is a lived experience researcher and academic who holds a Masters in Social Work and has also completed Masters in Forensic Mental Health, Suicidology and Mental Health Practice. Helena is a lecturer at Central Queensland University, a research assistant at RMIT and an adjunct research fellow at Griffith University. Helena has over 20 years’ experience working in the mental health sector and her practical experience within peer and lived experience informs her skills base in qualitative research. Currently, Helena is working with Dr Louise Byrne and Dr Lena Wang to develop the Lived Experience Framework in Queensland.

This project draws on previous research funded through the Queensland Mental Health Commission on the role of managers in supporting the lived experience workforce which resulted in two papers: ‘You don’t know what you don’t know’: The essential role of management exposure, understanding and commitment in peer workforce development" that has recently been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Mental Health Nursing; and Byrne, L., Roennfeldt, H., O’Shea, P., and Macdonald, F. (2018). Taking a Gamble for High Rewards? Management Perspectives on the Value of Mental Health Peer Workers. International journal of environmental research and public health, 15(4), 746.
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Geoff Rowe
Geoff Rowe has occupied the role of CEO of ADA Australia since September 2014. Geoff’s career in the human services sector spans more than 30 years, including fifteen years in senior and executive positions in the Queensland Government, and more than 20 years in the not-for-profit sector. Prior to his current role, Geoff held senior roles with the Endeavour Foundation and Cerebral Palsy League of Queensland. Geoff was previously the community representative on the Queensland Physiotherapists Registration Board, Independent Chair of the Strategic Governance Group for the Non Schools Organisation Program (Education Queensland) and a Director on the Board of QCOSS. Geoff is an Older Persons Advocacy Network OPAN representative on the National Aged Care Alliance (NACA), a member of the Notifications and Immediate Action Committees of the Medical Board of Australia. He has a strong interest in social justice and inclusion.
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Nasser Sai Albusaidi
Nasser Sai Albusaidi is a consultant in Health Services Management in Al Ain, UAE. He studied with Professor Short in Australia in 2004, where he obtained a master of Health Service Management from the School of Public Health at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.
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Charles Sampford
Professor Charles Sampford, Foundation Dean of Law and Research Professor in Ethics, Griffith University and Director of the Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law (IEGL)

At Melbourne University, Charles Sampford graduated at the top of his class in each of politics, philosophy and law before combining those disciplines in his Oxford DPhil (awarded 1986). He was invited to come to Queensland as Foundation Dean of Law at Griffith University, starting in March 1991. The Griffith Curriculum which combined theoretical, contextual and skills in mutually reinforcing ways was hailed by Sir Ninian Stephen as a ‘revolution in legal education’ that was widely praised and much copied. Law at Griffith is ranked highly, reaching #33 in the world on the ARWU (Shanghai) index.

In Research leadership, Prof Sampford led the 1998 bid for the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance (the only Australian centre in law or governance to receive centre funding from the Australian Research Council) and was its Foundation Director for six years. In September 2004, he became the Convenor of the ARC funded Governance Research Network (the only ARC network in law or governance) and Director of IEGL, a Griffith Strategic Research Centre. Foreign fellowships include the Visiting Senior Research Fellow at St John's College Oxford (1997) and a Senior Fulbright Award to Harvard (2000). He has written over 150 articles and chapters and has completed thirty two books and edited collections. His most recent book, Law, Lawyering and Legal Education, was launched by the Chief Justice Kiefel in February 2017. He has also won well over twenty million dollars in grants, consultancies and awards for research work he has led (including 28 major ARC grants). In June 2008, his work on corruption and integrity systems was recognized by the ARC who invited the 20 researchers they thought had most clearly ‘made a difference’ to the Graeme Clarke Outcomes Forum held at Parliament House Canberra. He convened the World Ethics Forum in Oxford in 2006 and was convenor of the first three Integrity 20 summits.

He has been working on professional ethics projects starting with legal ethics and continuing work with engineers, accountants, insolvency practitioners, journalists, judges, civil servants and is currently working on an ARC Linkage grant on professionalization of finance. He is also a barrister, currently confined to advice work.
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Graeme Samuel
Graeme Samuel is a Professorial Fellow in Monash University’s Business School and School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine. He is also President of Dementia Australia, Chair of National Health and Medical Research Council National Institute for Dementia Research, Chair of Lorica Health (a CMCRC company), Director, Digital Health CRC, Chair of South East Melbourne Primary Health Network and Chair of Airlines for Australia and New Zealand. He was a member of the APRA Panel to conduct a Prudential Inquiry into the culture, governance and accountability of Commonwealth Bank of Australia. He was a former Chairman of Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and President of National Competition Council. In 2010 he was made a Companion of the Order of Australia for eminent service to public administration through contributions in economic reform and competition law, and to the community through leadership roles with sporting and cultural organisations.
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Jim Schirmer
Jim Schirmer is a Lecturer in the Master of Counselling program at the University of Queensland, specialising in teaching applied ethics, professional practice, counselling theories, family therapy, and practitioner-research. His doctoral research is on the development of virtues, strengths and values in the person of the counsellor that enhance the outcome of psychotherapy. He has almost 15 years of direct experience working in the human services field, specialising in working with adolescents and with refugee survivors or trauma.
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Stephanie Schleimer
Stephanie is a Senior Lecturer of Strategy and Innovation in the department of International Business and Asian Studies in the Griffith Business School. Stephanie holds a significant international reputation for her advancement of knowledge in radical and incremental new product and service innovations and their adoption within and across organisations. Stephanie also has a keen interest on the role of social responsibility and sustainability as well as disruptive technologies and artificial intelligence for firm strategy. Her work is evidenced through leading publications in international top-tier research journals, international research grants/funding obtained, prestigious conference presentations, and keynote presentations at internationally renowned innovation management centres and institutions.
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Stephanie Short
Stephanie Short is a health sociologist. Her research focuses on health workforce governance in Australia and internationally. She was a visiting scholar at the Al Qasimi foundation in 2016 and is a professor in the Discipline of Behavioural & Social Sciences in Health at the University of Sydney, Australia.
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Michael Smith AO
Major General Smith served in the ADF for 34 years after graduating with the ‘sword of honour’ from the Royal Military College, Duntroon. He was a member of the Defence Organisation’s Strategic Review writing team in 1993 then served as Australia’s Defence Adviser to the Kingdom of Cambodia in 1994, and throughout 1999 was Director-General for Timor-Leste. He negotiated the UNSC resolution that authorised the 1999 Timor intervention and was Deputy Force Commander of the UN Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) in 2000-1. He has had a long association with the United Nations, including field experience in Kashmir, Libya, Myanmar, Nepal, and Yemen as well as Cambodia and Timor-Leste.

From 2002-2008, Michael was CEO of Austcare (now Action Aid Australia), an international humanitarian and development agency committed to supporting underprivileged communities, including refugees and IDPs and pioneered a ‘protection of civilians’ program with UN humanitarian agencies.

From 2008-2011, Michael was the founding Executive Director of the Australian Civil-Military Centre established by the Australian Government in 2008 to support the development of national civil-military capabilities to prevent, prepare for, and respond more effectively to conflicts and disasters overseas. The Centre worked particularly closely with the United Nations and contributed to Australia’s successful bid for a non-permanent seat on the Security Council.

Michael Smith is now the National President of the UN Association of Australia and Visiting Fellow at the ANU’s Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy. He has written on international security including security sector reform; peacekeeping and complex peace operations; R2P and the protection of civilians; and disaster relief and wrote East Timor: the Path to Independence (Lynne Rienner, 2004). He was an Adjunct Professor at the Key Centre for Ethics, Governance, Law, and Justice at Griffith University. Michael consults on peace and security issues and maintains a strong commitment to human rights.
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Ian Stewart APM
Commissioner Ian Stewart is the 19th Commissioner of the Queensland Police Service and is a career Police Officer with over 40 years of service.

The Commissioner has implemented a visionary holistic program of organisational renewal for the QPS to redefine its service delivery model to meet the needs of the community.

Commissioner Stewart has been pivotal in the strategic leadership of the QPS through security arrangements for the G20 Leaders Summit, associated Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governor’s meeting in 2014 and recently the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Commissioner Stewart is married to Carol and they have three adult children.
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Victoria Stewart
Victoria Stewart is a Lecturer in the postgraduate mental health practice programs at Griffith University. She has over 25 years experience in mental health as a practitioner, educator and researcher. She has practiced in Australia, U.K. and U.S.A, in a variety of roles and services, working within a number of models of care. Her research and education roles are focused on recovery-oriented practice and improving service experiences for consumers and carers. She has worked closely with the mental health sector in all of her research projects, aiming to understand how service delivery impacts on the experiences of consumers and has a passion for helping students understand and change their own practice.
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Glenda Strachan
Glenda Strachan is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Employment Relations and Human Resources, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Her research interests centre on contemporary and historical workplace change especially issues relating to women’s working experience. The impact of organisational and national employment policies, especially EEO and diversity management, is a focus of her work. She has written widely on women and work, and most recently is co-editor of Gender and the Professions: International and Comparative Perspectives, Routledge 2018. She is the recipient of the 2016 Association of Industrial Relations Academics in Australia and New Zealand Vic Taylor Award for Distinguished Long-Term Contribution.
Christopher Symes
Based at Adelaide Law School, Christopher is Australia’s leading insolvency academic. He teaches a variety of corporate law, insolvency law and other commercial law courses to law and business students at all levels. He is presently supervising 8 PhD students including three in tax. He is Director of the University of Adelaide’s research unit known as ROCIT (Regulation of Corporate, Insolvency and Taxation).

Christopher holds 6 tertiary awards and has worked as an accountant, barrister and solicitor and academic. His PhD was later published by English publisher, Ashgate as Statutory priorities in corporate insolvency law.

He is the author of nine books and over 100 articles for both an academic and practitioner readership. He has served as National President of the Corporate Law Teachers Association. He is currently editor of the Australian Journal of Corporate Law.

His current research includes developing a theory of Australian insolvency law, assessing the governance of distressed firms including the role played by directors in corporate rescue, and a project addressing legislative concerns dealing with who the auditor is (including RCAs) and the description given to that person and what they are to audit.

He is a consultant to BRI Ferrier, Accountants.
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Juliet Tan
Juliet Tan has held senior sales and marketing roles for nearly 20 years and currently is a highly-experienced marketing consultant and Lecturer in the Higher Education Sector. She has built a strong teaching profile in business studies at the University of Technology, Sydney, the University of New South Wales, and Kaplan Business School. In 2016, she received an Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, from Laureate International (The Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School).
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Shanthy Thuraisingham
Dr Shanthy Thuraisingham is a Law academic. She is currently the Academic Director for Management, HR, Law and Communications at Kaplan Business School, Australia. Shanthy is also Adjunct Associate Professor with Monash University.
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Catherine Van Extel
Cathy is a journalist with over 25 years experience in reporting, presenting and documentary making. She is a former Canberra Press Gallery journalist and presenter of ABC Canberra Breakfast.

Cathy was awarded a Walkley Commendation for her ABC coverage of the September 11 terrorist attack.

Cathy is a senior reporter for ABC RN Breakfast and a regular presenter on ABC Radio.
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Julian Webb
Julian Webb is Professor of Law and Director of the Legal Professions Research Network at the University of Melbourne, and an Honorary Professor at Exeter University, UK. Julian has written, researched and consulted widely on legal ethics, the regulation of legal services, and on legal education policy and practice. His current research focuses primarily on the regulatory and structural implications of new legal technologies for practice, and more conceptually on the consequences of organisational complexity and situationism for legal ethics theory and professional regulation. Julian is project lead on the Melbourne Networked Society Institute’s ‘Regulating Automated Legal Advice Technologies’ project; he was formerly a consultant to the Comprehensive Review of Legal Education and Training in Hong Kong (2016-18), and lead researcher for the national Legal Education and Training Review in England and Wales (2011-13).
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Christine Williams
Christine has recently left the Queensland public service after 22 years in a number of very different positions. Most recently she was the Queensland Chief Scientist where she was accountable for science policy, providing strategic guidance across a range of government departments, and was also involved with a number of reviews and enquiries.

As Assistant Director-General, Science, Christine worked in close partnership with other government agencies (state and federal), universities, other research groups and industry, a role she continued to perform and expand upon from the Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist.

She is passionate about the role science and innovation can play in improving lives here and abroad; the role citizens scientists can play in collecting information; and the key role that women have in achieving better outcomes in STEM and business.

Christine started her public service career in Queensland Treasury where she worked as an economist and econometrician, before moving into more managerial positions.

Prior to joining the Queensland Government, Christine was an academic at Queensland University of Technology and The University of Queensland where she was responsible for teaching statistics and econometrics. She is an economist, with a Doctor of Philosophy from The University of Queensland and a Master of Philosophy from Oxford University.